The purposes of the Campaign to End Slavery in American Prisons (CTES) are
To identify a socially responsible prison labor standard.
To assess working conditions in various prisons and identify those that meet or exceed the standard.
To seek gubernatorial endorsement of the labor standard.
To inform consumers about whether specific prison made products and services are provided under socially responsible working conditions that meet or exceed the standard.
To promote socially responsible community and economic development in state prisons.
CTES seeks eight people to serve on a steering committee to direct the standard setting process, including, but not limited to:
Seeking technical assistance about the methods and means of consensus-based standard setting, and selecting an appropriate standard setting process.
Identifying and selecting an agent to facilitate the standard development process.
Identifying the key elements and structure of the standard.
Securing financial support for the process.
Conducting research needed to develop the standard.
Identifying prison employment programs that meet or exceed the standard.
Informing the public about the products and services of such employment programs that meet or exceed the standard and seeking support for the standard.
Persons interested in serving on the steering committee should send a letter of interest to:
Campaign to End Slavery In American Prisons
2103 Harrison, NW
Olympia, WA 98502-2607
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